Thursday, February 23, 2017

Two TED Talks that Try to Break Down Muslim Stereotypes

Here are two excellent TED Talks that attempt to break down misconceptions and stereotypes about Muslims.

In the first talk, Shafique Virani, a Harvard professor of Islamic Studies, urges us to confront ignorance with knowledge. Quoting a medieval Muslim scientist, he notes that he "who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool." But "he who knows not and knows that he knows not, is a seeker."

In the second TED Talk Dalia Mogahed reminds us that we are all rather similar when she asks "what do you see when you see me? A scholar? A mom. A sister?"

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